The numbers for superstorm Sandy are staggering: the largest Atlantic hurricane on record, at least 113 deaths in several states (including 43 in New York), and an estimated economic impact of $50 billion. As this post goes live 160,000 customers in 10 states are still without power. Bartenders quickly rallied to raise funds for their peers in New York who were picking up the pieces in the wake of the devastation, from drink specials in the Pacific Northwest to the Cocktails for Hurricane Relief taking place in San Francisco on Sunday, November 18th.
And now the City of Angels is stepping up with its own Sandy relief fundraiser. With the theme of “By Bartenders for Bartenders,” LA Hearts NY is taking place on Tuesday, November 20th in the R&D Bar at Harvard & Stone. To kick off the event, Cari Hah and Jaymee Mandeville will feature their ongoing Lil’ Twisted Sangrita pop-up, followed by the dynamic duo of Zahra Bates and Mia Sarazen. Proceeds will benefit the New York chapter of the United States Bartender’s Guild (USBGNY).
Event support is being provided by Wild Turkey, Corralejo Tequila, Fernet Branca, Tequila Ocho, Sailor Jerry Rum, Novo Fogo Cachaça, Fords Gin, Karlsson’s Vodka, and Leblon Cachaça. Cocktail recipes featuring the sponsoring spirits are being contributed by bartenders from across the city: Jaymee Mandeville and Cari Hah (Corralejo), Zahra Bates (Karlsson’s), Mia Sarazen (Sailor Jerry), Rich Andreoli (Wild Turkey Bourbon), Alex Day (Fords Gin), Julian Cox (Novo Fogo), Allan Katz (Leblon), Alex Straus (Tequila Ocho) and Brian Summers (Wild Turkey Rye). Plus: Fernet laybacks for any cash donation!
A limited number of “LA Hearts NY” t-shirts will be available at the event for $25 each, with all proceeds going to USBGNY. Please note the shirts are for sale cash only.
A silent auction will include a bespoke Hedley & Bennett apron; special bottles of Del Maguey Mezcal; an exclusive set of Miracle Mile Bitters; a framed cocktail print (of a Manhattan, natch) by Dave Stolte of Home Bar Basics; an exclusive bottle of the not-yet-released La Niña del Mezcal; and a gift basket with Highland Park 18, Macallan 15, Brugal 1888, and Black Grouse. Stay tuned as more auction items are announced!
“LA Hearts NY” logo designed by Dave Stolte.
LA Hearts NY
Tuesday, November 20, 2012
8pm to close
- Zahra Bates, Cari Hah, Jaymee Mandeville, Mia Sarazen
- Live music in the main room by Golden State, Pretend Electric and Spirit Vine, plus DJ Anthony Giancola
- Silent auction
- Limited edition t-shirts ($25, cash only)
- Proceeds benefit USBGNY
Harvard & Stone
5221 Hollywood Blvd. (at N. Harvard)
Los Angeles, CA 90027